Wermelinger, Michel; Yu, Yijun and Lozano Rodriguez, Angela
Design Principles in Architectural Evolution: a Case Study.
In: Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, 28 Sept - 4 Oct 2008, Beijing, China, IEEE, pp. 396–405.
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We wish to investigate how structural design principles are used in practice, in order to assess the utility and relevance of such principles to the maintenance of large, complex, long-lived, successful systems. In this paper we take Eclipse as the case study and check whether its architecture follows, throughout multiple releases, some principles proposed in the literature.
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